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How active are you on social networking sites? Almost three in four online adults are actively using social networking sites. With 90 percent involved, the 18-29 crowd is most heavily involved in social media. With 1.26 billion users, Facebook is the most popular of these sites. Its main purpose is connecting friends and family together. It’s also an outlet for people to share pictures, videos, music and stories. Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Snapchat are all extremely popular as well. They all tend to serve different purposes.
As best practice, you should always be careful with your personal identity. Never share private information with anyone on social sites. Be sure to act your age and avoid trying to act so cool. Be selective with what you post as well. The world doesn’t necessarily care where you check in every single day. You should ask before you tag—not everyone wants to be associated with embarrassing stories or photos.
To make sure you’re maximizing social, check into some classes or online courses, make a checklist of what you want to accomplish with your social presence and even consider asking your kids for advice.
Do you actively use social networking sites? Which one is your favorite? Does other people’s lack of etiquette ever bother you? Please share in the comments, and take a look at the infographic for more helpful information!
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